Lush Ocean Salt

Ocean Salt Review

Initial Thoughts

True story, the first two thoughts that popped into my head when I got my hands on Ocean Salt were, “Wow, this smells amazing. Oh, wow, that’s expensive.” I purchased Ocean Salt after a Lush SA performed a hand treatment on my boyfriend and he was so amazed at the smooth and soft results. He loves products that have the “scrub” feeling such as the coarse sea salt in Ocean Salt. Nice tidbit: Ocean Salt is comprised of 50% coarse sea salt.

The scent of Ocean Salt is complex and layered with notes of lime, salt and a bit of the tropics. It often reminds me of the smell of a fresh top-shelf margarita on ice. The large presence of salt worried me a bit as I thought it might be too harsh, especially for use on the face.

Lush says:

Ocean Salt comes from Rowena’s love of all things scrubby. It’s like taking your face on a trip to the seaside for an invigorating splash in the water, then cleansing and refreshing it with lemon, grapefruit and lime juices.


Opening a pot of Ocean Salt in the shower or tub awakens your senses with its bright and cheery smell and beautiful color and texture. As I handled a bit of the Ocean Salt in my hands, I realized that its perfect combination of silky smooth and texture for scrub. Application on the face was a new experience. The coarse sea salt effectively exfoliated my pores without the harshness I was expecting. Once your pores are opened up, the lime, lemon, grapefruit infusion, avocado butter and coconut fat work their magic to cleanse and moisturize.

I shy away from using it daily, more like every couple of days (around the 2-3 times per week) for a deep cleaning. It may be over the top to use it as your daily cleanser. Ocean Salt is also appropriate for scrubbing away dead skin on places like elbows and knees. I tend to use it on my body sparingly as it is a little pricey.


Ocean Salt is definitely a highlight product from Lush. It has a unique scent, texture, appearance and impressive effectiveness. Although it seems pricey, if used mainly on your face and solely as a deep cleanser, it will last you a long time. I definitely recommend this product.

Rating: 97 PTS by Angela Jude


Fine Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Fresh Grapefruit Infusion (Citrus grandis), Coarse Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Stearic Acid, Fresh Lime Extracted in Vodka (Citrus aurantifolia), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycol Cetearate, Triethanolamine, Fresh Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima), Coconut Fat (Cocos nucifera), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Seaweed Absolute (Fucus vesiculosus), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Glycerine, Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, FD&C Blue No. 1, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.